1. AC Question's Avatar
    Had my S8 less than a month, and took it with me abroad last week. Sitting down in a bar - a few drinks too many - my phone slipped off my lap on to tiles. Face down.

    I've checked and there's no damage on the outside, my Spigen Rugged Armor case has obviously done it's job, but is it likely there will be any internal damage?

    If there was, would I know, or will the case, along with the drop being about 2-3ft, not have any impact on the internals?

    Wouldn't be so concerned if I'd had the phone for a few months, but it's not even a month old yet.
    05-16-2017 09:39 AM
  2. theelite1x87's Avatar
    Hard to say... It's probably fine. The internals of phones are normally in there pretty tight. Virtually no room to bounce around and get damaged.
    05-16-2017 11:32 AM
  3. jamezr's Avatar
    Had my S8 less than a month, and took it with me abroad last week. Sitting down in a bar - a few drinks too many - my phone slipped off my lap on to tiles. Face down.

    I've checked and there's no damage on the outside, my Spigen Rugged Armor case has obviously done it's job, but is it likely there will be any internal damage?

    If there was, would I know, or will the case, along with the drop being about 2-3ft, not have any impact on the internals?

    Wouldn't be so concerned if I'd had the phone for a few months, but it's not even a month old yet.
    If it is working fine then I would not be concerned. As pointed out in the post above mine...these things are crafted pretty well.
    05-16-2017 11:34 AM
  4. jjinal's Avatar
    It probably has dain bramage and will never be the same.
    05-16-2017 11:39 AM
  5. erasat's Avatar
    It probably has dain bramage and will never be the same.
    Oh come on, Brain damage... A concussion maybe but not brain damage.

    Seriously, don't need to worry about it, this happens all the time, you are not the only one and MOST of the time nothing happens to the phone, in that strange and unique case where something does happens, it most likely shows the sign immediately, so if everything is working fine, there shouldn't be anything to worry about.
    Mariah Richardson likes this.
    05-16-2017 12:32 PM
  6. Keith929's Avatar
    The only internal damage is the damage within your soul
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    05-16-2017 08:14 PM
  7. smvim's Avatar
    Odds are your S8 should be OK, if functionally you haven't noticed anything wrong a week later it's not like there are any moving parts inside to worry about. There are several friction-fit connectors but they're pretty resilient, and as far as mechanical fasteners (i.e. screws) getting jarred loose, Samsung has moved away from those and uses glues and adhesives a lot more now. The fact that you had your phone in a case is a really big plus too. If you're curious about what's inside your S8, ifixit has a nice tear-down:
    https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Sams...Teardown/87136
    05-16-2017 08:52 PM
  8. arunma's Avatar
    Here's a related question. If something like this happens and there are no obvious problems with the phone: what's the possibility of damage to the water resistant seal?
    05-16-2017 09:25 PM
  9. Paravoz's Avatar
    Come on... we have enough to worry about if our phone drops and gets cracked. Now you add internal damage?!
    05-16-2017 11:57 PM
  10. krabkakes95's Avatar
    Here's a related question. If something like this happens and there are no obvious problems with the phone: what's the possibility of damage to the water resistant seal?
    If dropping your phone from a few feet is enough force to dislodge a waterproof seal then it would have never stayed sealed at 1.5m.
    05-17-2017 12:03 AM
  11. bembol's Avatar
    The only internal damage is the damage within your soul
    That is deep.

    LOL
    05-17-2017 02:26 AM
  12. afh3's Avatar
    On previosly owned phones, I have seen optical image stabilization blocks damaged in drops that produced no visible external signs of impact.
    05-17-2017 06:06 AM
  13. skipatrol's Avatar
    There's a video of someone dropping the s8 from 1000 feet up. Sure the glass cracked but the thing still worked. Trust me I get the paranoia, but you'll be fine.
    05-17-2017 06:55 AM
  14. Gary02468's Avatar
    On previosly owned phones, I have seen optical image stabilization blocks damaged in drops that produced no visible external signs of impact.
    Interesting. Is there an easy way to check for that?
    05-17-2017 08:28 AM

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